Guestpost: ‘”The Force Awakens” isn’t a Saga movie, it’s a Message’ by Andy Schroeder

Today we’ve got a really interesting guestpost for you guys in which  Andy Schroeder, an independent director who has a film coming out on VOD soon, gives an alternative view of The Force Awakens, mapping its plot onto the Star Wars fandom … Continue reading Guestpost: ‘”The Force Awakens” isn’t a Saga movie, it’s a Message’ by Andy Schroeder

The Force Awakens score review (Spoiler-free!)

John Williams composed the score for Episode VII just as he did for all other previous Episodes. The score came out the very same day as the movie and hence it is about time that we review this score on its own merits and not just in conjunction with the movie’s imagery. To get the main comment out of the way right at the start: I like this score that however is far from perfect.  Continue reading “The Force Awakens score review (Spoiler-free!)”

The Force Awakens fits to the Star Wars Hexalogy despite its script (Contains spoilers)

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has seen an incredibly positive reception in the critical press for which one can only congratulate Abrams, Kasdan and Kennedy as well as the actors and all others involved. Several reviews and discussions on fan-sites however also reveal there is a lot of criticism on the lacklustre treatment of some of the deeper themes of the Star Wars hexalogy. Continue reading “The Force Awakens fits to the Star Wars Hexalogy despite its script (Contains spoilers)”

UCL’s Star Wars Class #9: The Female Core of Star Wars: Shmi, Padme, Leia & Rey

The female characters in Star Wars have always been the subject of discussion and sometimes controversy. Whether it was Leia’s ‘metal bikini slave outfit’ or Padme’s ‘death by losing the will to live’, there are plenty of fans and outsiders … Continue reading UCL’s Star Wars Class #9: The Female Core of Star Wars: Shmi, Padme, Leia & Rey